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Royal York and Royal Albion visitors' book

Title
Royal York and Royal Albion visitors' book, 1915-1939.
Author
Collings, Beatrice.

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volumeMixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 18378 volumeSchwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
.13 linear foot (1 volume)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Autographs.
  • Caricatures.
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Sketches.
  • Visitors' books.
Access (note)
  • Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of the Patricia Cornwell collection.
Call Number
MssCol 18378
OCLC
692327308
Author
Collings, Beatrice.
Title
Royal York and Royal Albion visitors' book, 1915-1939.
Restricted Access
Advance notice required. Apply at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Summary
Beatrice Collings managed the Royal York hotel (and later, the Royal Albion) in Brighton, England, with her sister's husband, boxing and sports promoter Sir Harry Preston. The vistors' book includes photographs, autographs, sketches, caricatures, and remarks on the hotels from a variety of sports, theatrical, military, and other prominent figures. Among the many notable guests represented in the volume are boxers Jack Dempsey and Joe Beckett; actors Gladys Cooper and Sybil Thorndike; entertainers George Robey and Flotsam & Jetsam; artist Walter Richard Sickert; writers Hillaire Belloc, Hall Caine and A. E. W. Mason; and evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. Also present are newspaper clippings related to the hotels, and to Preston and his family.
Linking Entry
Forms part of the Patricia Cornwell collection.
Occupation
Hotelkeepers England
Promoters England
Added Author
Preston, Harry John, 1860-1936.
Patricia Cornwell collection.
Research Call Number
MssCol 18378
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